Live a life, Love our life... Have a great weekend ^_^
Published May 11th 2012
I remember it was a fine Saturday morning. My mum and I were dangling around Applecross to check out some open house. It was nearly lunch time, so we decided to pick a café to have our lunch.
We passed by this little café called Heavenly Plate Cafe alongside the Canning Highway. It looks really cute and funky, and the name sounds "divine", so we decided to try it out. As soon as you walk into the cafe, you can see some really cute decoration on the wall, the lights on the ceiling, the chairs, the couches, they even have cushions, literally everything in there is so cute. On the other side of the café (next to the dining area), they have set up another store selling some cute and funky things like Camera Cannon keep cup, hand crafted deco, earrings, bags and so on, the things that you would not normally see at the ordinary shops.
We took our seat and this lovely waitress handed us the menu. The menu once again was so cute. They come in light blue colour with a white ribbon picture over it. I opened it up and looked at it, the name of the dishes they put on there look so maven.
Like Triangle of Joy, Triple C, Tuna Sticks and they also have Tom Yum Spaghetti, Green Curry Spaghetti alike. To be honest, I have never seen curry spaghetti in my whole life until that day. I'm slowly going through the menu and each dish sounded marvellous.
But for some reason, there was a really odd and weird feeling in my gut telling me something is different. I think in the end, we spent nearly 15 minutes going through the menu. I was then asking my mum, "Do you feel something is different?" and she replied, "Hmm… don't know, maybe?" I'm still not convinced, so I decided to look through the menu again. I opened up the first page of the menu, carefully read the "fine print" on the menu, and then I saw one word "VEGAN". That's it, I found my answer.
This is a vegetarian café. I'm not a vegetarian, that's why I have that strange feeling about this place. My mum and I immediately burst into laughter because for both of us being meat lovers, going to a vegetarian restaurant is the last thing we could think of. But never mind, I love to try different food and restaurants/cafés, so I decided to go ahead and have a go at the vegetarian dishes. My mum wasn't that keen, though.
In the end, we ordered the Japanese Burger, Green Curry Spaghetti, Chilli Hot Chocolate and Green Tea Latte. There weren't too many customers at that time, so I have a little chat to the owner of the café while we were waiting for our food. I think she was a Korean (I'm not quite sure). She was really lovely and I told her the little story about what had happened just then and she also burst into laughter. After that, we took a browse at the stuffs that they were selling on the other side of the café. They were so cute and we ended up spending so much more than the cost of our food.
Fifteen minutes later, we got our food. The presentation of the food looked really good and they really didn't look like a vegetarian dish at all. I love the chips, crispy and fluffy inside. We ended up ordering another side of chips with wasabi mayo. The burger itself wasn't too bad and I think the "meat" is made up of soy bean or something like that.
The curry spaghetti is not really my thing but definitely was a good experience for me. Love the chilli hot chocolate, you can really taste a bit of chilli in there. The Green Tea Latte was a bit bland but wasn't too bad. Overall, the food wasn't that bad, better than what I imagined. The environment and atmosphere of the café are definitely a big bonus. It is warm and welcoming and really good for ladies' afternoon catch up and things like that. They also serve cakes and sweets, we didn't end up ordering any of them because we were too full from the chips.
I'm not a vegetarian, so I'm not sure whether I will go back again. But if you are a vegetarian, it could be worthwhile to check up this Asian, Japanese Fusion Vegetarian Café. Heavenly Plate Café, located at 2/899 Canning Highway Applecross. They open Tuesday to Thursday, 5:00pm to 10:00pm and Friday to Sunday, 10:00am to 10:00pm. For more information, check out their facebook page or phone them on (08) 9316 8818.